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Battle 1 

Listening and Reading (American)

Part 3

Весь материал взят из учебника American English File Starter

21  - So, do you like it?
- Uh... I don’t know. There isn’t electricity at night, and there isn’t a TV.
- Yes, but there’s a pool, there’s a restaurant, and it’s in the park.
- Well, how much is it?
- Oh, it’s not very expensive. Actually, it’s cheap!
- Really? Then I like it. Let’s stay there!

22  - Good afternoon. Welcome to Oceanside Hotel. Do you have a reservation?
- Yes, we do. Our last name is Green.
- Welcome, Mr. and Mrs. Green. You’re in room 304. That’s on the third floor.
- Great. Where are the elevators?
- Uh, actually we’re a small hotel. There aren’t any elevators.
- That’s OK. Can we see the ocean from our room?
- Yes, there’s a beautiful view from your room.
- Perfect! Is there a TV in our room?
- No, there isn’t, but there are some books and magazines in the room, and you can also use the Internet. Also, there’s a TV in the restaurant.
- OK. Oh, and is there a gym?
- There isn’t a gym. I’m sorry. But you can swim in the ocean. That’s good exercise.
- That’s true. Oh, and are there any drinks in the room like juice or soda?
- No, there aren’t. But there’s a gift shop on the first floor. You can buy drinks there.
- OK. Thanks!

23  - Excuse me! Is there a pharmacy near here?
- A pharmacy? Let me think. Yes, know. Go straight ahead and turn right.
- Go straight, and make a right?
- Yes. Then go straight ahead about 100 yards and make a left.
- Turn left?
- Yes, and then go straight and turn right.
- Turn right. OK.
- The pharmacy is on the right. You can’t miss it.
- Thank you.
- No problem.

- Excuse me. Where’s the museum?
- I’m sorry. I don’t know. I don’t live here.
- Excuse me. Where’s the museum?
- The museum?
- Yes. Is it near here?
- Sure. Go straight down this street, and turn left. Then make a right, and go straight ahead. Then turn left, and the museum is on the left. It’s on the corner.
- Thank you very much.
- Oh, excuse me!
- Yeah?
- You can’t go to the museum today. It’s closed on Mondays.
- Oh. OK.

24  - Is there a bank near here?
- Yes, there’s one on 13th Street, next to the parking lot.

- Is there a hospital near here?
- There is a hospital on 23rd Street between 6th and 7th.
- Is there a restaurant near here?
- Yes, straight ahead and it’s next to the bank.

- Is there a pharmacy near here?
- There’s a pharmacy across from the bank.

- Is there a school near here?
- Yes, it’s NYU. It’s right across the park here.

I can’t sing.
She can dance very well.
He can’t cook.
My boyfriend can’t speak English.
Her brother can play the piano.
I can’t drive.

26  - Hello, sir. Welcome to New Orleans. How can I help you?
- Yes, uh, I’m in New Orleans for a day. What can I do here?
- Oh, a lot of things. You can play golf, or you can take a boat trip.
- Hmm. Is it expensive?
- Well, it isn’t cheap.
- OK. What else? Can I go to the art museum?
- No, you can’t. We have a museum but it isn’t open today.
- That’s too bad.
- Yes. You can also walk in the park, or you can go to the aquarium.
- The aquarium. That’s interesting.
- Yeah. You can see fish, penguins, sea lions, and more.
- How much is a ticket?
- Twenty-one dollars, and you can buy a ticket here.
- Great. Here’s twenty-five dollars.
- Thank you. Here’s your change.
- Oh, can I buy food at the aquarium?
- No, you can’t. But you can buy food here!
- OK. Thanks very much.

27 - The New York Times, please.
- Here you are.
- How much is it?
- It’s a dollar twenty-five.

- A phone card, please.
- For how much?
- Fifteen euros, please.
- Here you are.
- Thanks.

- A memory card, please.
- Two gigs or four?
- Two, please. How much is it?
- Nine ninety-nine.
- Is a credit card OK?
- Sure.

- A one-way ticket to Bristol, please.
- Thirty pounds twenty p please.
- Here you are.
- Have a good trip.
- Thank you.

28  - Hi, Eric. Is this a picture of your family?
- Yes, it is.
- Is that your mother?
- Yes. That’s my mother.

- Who is that? Is she your wife?
- No, she isn’t. She’s my sister.
- Oh, I see. She’s very pretty.

- Who are they?
- They’re my sister’s children.
- Oh, they’re cute. How old are they?
- Her daughter is four and her son is seven.

- Who is that? Is he your sister’s husband?
- No, he isn’t.
- Oh. Who is he?
- I don’t know. He isn’t in our family.

29  - This is my mother, in our yard at home.
- Let’s see. Is that your father?
- No, it’s Martin, her boyfriend. My mom’s divorced.
- Does your mother work?
- Yes, she’s a nurse. And Martin’s a doctor at the same hospital. I don’t like him very much. This is my sister Lisa and her husband, Philip. And their daughter, Sophie.
- Ah – she's really sweet. How old is she?
- She’s three.
- Do you have any more nieces or nephews?
- No, just Sophie right now.
- Is that you?
- Don’t laugh! Yes, that’s from last Christmas, at my grandparents’ house.
- Who’s that?
- That's my cousin Adam. Adam and I are really good friends. He’s a singer in a band. They play in local coffeehouses and clubs...

30  - Do you live near here, Julia?
- No, I don’t. I live downtown.
- Me, too.

- Do you have children, Steven?
- Yes, I do. I have a son and a daughter.
- Oh, I have a daughter. She’s six.
- Really? My daughter is six, too.

- Bob, do you watch MTV?
- No, I don’t.
- Do you watch CNN?
- No, I don’t. Sorry, I don’t like TV. I read books.
- Really? I like TV and books.

- Brian, do you like Mexican food?
- No, I don’t.
- Really? But you speak Spanish.
- Yes. I speak Spanish, but I don’t eat Mexican food. I like Japanese food.

- Do you like pop music, Liz?
- No, I don’t. Do you?
- No. I don’t like pop music. I’m old!
- Well, I listen to classical music. Do you?

- No, I don’t. I like Brazilian music.

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